La Playa Carmel
Why We Like This Place
Occupying several acres in the heart of residential Carmel, just two blocks from the beach, La Playa remains one of the most beautiful and inviting places we’ve had the pleasure to write about.
Originally built in 1904 as a private residence, La Playa was expanded and converted into a hotel in 1916. Standing in front of the building, you feel a bit like you’ve been transported to Europe. Its distinctly Mediterranean style, with earthy terracotta-tile roofs, soft pastel walls and a bright green formal garden, are reminiscent of Italy. Even though there’s a lovely patina about La Playa, make no mistake—this newly renovated boutique resort hotel offers contemporary freshness along with its romantic Old World appeal.
Outdoor celebrations are held in the Courtyard, surrounded by lush gardens with a fountain, technicolor annuals, manicured lawns and climbing bougainvillea. The entire setting, which also enjoys peeks of Carmel Bay, is gorgeous and private.
Inside the hotel, rooms of various sizes host a wide range events, and most have amazing views of the garden and Pacific Ocean.
La Playa Hotel is a sublime destination for a personal or business retreat—here tasteful furnishings, French doors and magnificent views are standard amenities. We can’t help but love this place, and if you share our sentiments feel free to stay overnight or have your honeymoon here, too!
Max. Seated Indoors: 0
Max. Seated Outdoors: 150
Max. Seated Indoors: 150
Max. Seated Outdoors: 150
Max. Standing Indoors: 150
Max. Standing Outdoors: 150
|Max. Seated: 120|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The courtyard area seats 150 guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel can accommodate 12–150 seated guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: There are several rooms which hold 12–120 seated guests.
Fees & Deposits
For weddings, a $1,900 nonrefundable deposit is required to confirm your date and banquet space. Half the estimated event total is due 3 months prior to the function; the remaining balance is due 1 month prior to the event. Rental fees range $450–3,000 depending upon the space rented. Reception buffets and plated meals range $34–87/person. Room rental fees, beverages, tax and a 20% gratuity are additional. For meeting or corporate event information, contact the sales and catering department.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided, no BYO
Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Accessible
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided, no BYO
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